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Hulk Hogan: I'm not the 'same person' since my sex tape was released

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Hulk Hogan: I'm not the 'same person' since my sex tape was released

Hulk Hogan hasn't felt like himself since his sex tape was posted online.

The professional wrestler, who is currently testifying in court as he fights for $100 million damages after website Gawker posted a clip of him having sex with Heather Clem, admits he has not "been able to get back up to who" he was before it was released.

He said: "I just haven't felt like myself ... this is still tearing me up. I haven't been able to get back up to who I was before [the tape] ... I'm not the same person I was since all this craziness happened."

The 62-year-old wrestler - real name Terry Bollea - also hit back at rumours he had leaked the tape himself, insisting he was offered money by Vivid Entertainment, a pornographic film production company, for the video but refused.

He added: "It wasn't about Hulk Hogan making a sex tape. That's not what happened. It's never been about that ... We had calls from Vivid Entertainment ... and they said, 'There's an open checkbook, we'll pay you anything you want ... It lives forever [now]. It will be there forever on the Internet."